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Adopted at more than 1300 schools across the country in more than 20 different academic departments, A Pocket Style Manual is a straight-forward, inexpensive quick reference to the essentials of research and writing in print and online--now revised and updated to be more useful for students in all disciplines.
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Tighten wordy sentences
Prefer active verbs
Balance parallel ideas
Add needed words
Eliminate confusing shifts
Untangle mixed constructions
Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers
Provide some variety
Find an appropriate voice
Make subjects and verbs agree
Be alert to other problems with verbs
Use pronouns with care
Choose adjectives and adverbs with care
Repair sentence fragments
Revise run-on sentences
If English is not your native language, check for common ESL problems